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Pensions Disputes

In all areas of life, disagreements and misunderstandings can lead to disputes. With pension schemes, there can also be mistakes, or a lack of clarity, in scheme rules. Whatever the cause, our team of highly experienced pensions disputes experts offers specialised, professional and strategic advice to help you manage difficult situations – avoiding legal proceedings if possible, but managing things effectively to achieve the best outcome where litigation is unavoidable or appropriate.

Recent notable cases

  • Advising a multi-national employer on a dispute with former directors over the establishment and management of a senior executive pension scheme of which they were the sole trustees and members, including allegations of breach of directors' duty
  • Advising a representative beneficiary on a claim for rectification of the scheme rules dealing with the rate of increases for pensions in payment where an intended change had not been reflected in a deed of amendment
  • Advising a financial services company over potential claims following an alleged failure in administration leading to tax free lump sums being incorrectly calculated
  • Advising a representative beneficiary on an application for directions regarding the entitlement of members under a scheme where a series of amending deeds over a number of years had not been properly executed and were potentially ineffective
  • Advising an employer in connection with a section 75 debt certificate issued to it by the trustees of a scheme for non-associated employers